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    I think I can't un-see that. lol
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    Currently the Bradshaw Group and still selling Chevrolet's and Buick's in Utah
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    Free, you pay postage, which when I bought them 3-4 years ago was around $20 from PA to GA. I think there are like 10 of the big full size and 12 of the small. They all have the wires that hold the magazines in and are in good shape except having been written on with magic marker by the previous owner. I no longer need them as I restored and customized an old file cabinet with car door handles and painted in my fave color, Buick Engine Green.... Respond here then pm me if you want them
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    I have a Buick Parts Book that shows the location of the holes for mounting the exterior mouldings and retainers. There are very few dimensions but it shows the approximate locations, the fasteners and all the part numbers for these. The best thing would be to locate another of the same model and year of your car and take some measurements and photos. However, I think these drawings may be of help to you. Please send me the model of the 53 Buick you have and your email and I will scan the page and email it to you. Joe, BCA 33493
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    We put a Jeep axle from the 90s and it was almost a bolt in. We even hooked up the ebrake and just modified the rear end connection drive shaft. 3.70s something gears and does 65-70 al day long and goes great in our mountainous area that we live in. 1939 Plymouth Coupe with the stock engine. It was a column shift and we converted it to a floor shift.
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    Another ride to a local show last weekend at Miami Lakes, FL. "Almendrón" took another unexpected first class trophy in it class.
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    Doctors? Bankers? Government employees?
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    I vote for lock wire. I have a similar filter on the 3.0L MerCruiser engine in my boat. I wired the nut on that puppy!
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    I have the same handle on a 32 car. That chrome lever thing pulls up/off to get to the tiny bulb that shines through the star. No idea on how to date these to a year, except getting lucky to find an old ad online from a dated magazine/etc
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    Boy, this problem sounds familiar to me. I was having the same problem last year and it was a bear to track down. I cleaned all the contacts in the starter, new battery cables, cleaned starter button, etc., etc., etc. and fortunately lucked into a NOS solenoid on eBay. That did the trick - haven't had an issue since. Just curious, if you (lightly) tap the side of the starter when someone else is depressing the starter button with ignition on, does the starter turn over? I'd imagine the starter rebuilder you took it to bypassed the solenoid and tested the start directly? Do you know if he did that? I wasn't sure from your post if he actually rebuilt your starter and was able to get it running on the bench. Dave
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    and it will never be the same. Good ol' Dandy Dave paid us an overnight visit and fun was had by all. His visit could not have come at a better time as I was making my last haul of parts from the barn find purchase. So I guess you could call it a working vacation. But it sure made the task of loading and unloading engines and transmissions and doors and fenders much more fun not to mention easier on this old mans back. Plus I think he has unloaded a few engines in his lifetime. No pictures of us working but here are a few of the good times. This guy is a hoot and has a lot of knowledge stored in that head of his. Rita and I enjoyed his stay immensely. Oh and the Cap'n was there also. Sweet Reet and Dandy Dave "just a swingin" out by Buick Pond This guy is the first visitor ever to Buick Gardens to know what these two things were. Anybody else know? We're saying "Cheers" to all the BCA Forum members here. "CHEERS" . And I think this is when I exclaimed "It ain't heaven, but it'll do til we get there" Rita just kept sayin "this guy is funny" "this guy is a genius" "I love this guy" !!!! WATCH THE UPHOLSTERY SON, watch the upholstery!!!!! Elvis like him too, but I didn't get any shots of him with DD. Maybe Dave did. Dave explained to me the difference between a Yankee and a Damn Yankee... a "yankee" is sombody from up nawth. A "damn yankee" is somebody from up nawth who stays. Thanks for the good times and help Dave, have a good flight back to New Yawk.
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    By all means try taking apart the solenoid. I used to have good results by cleaning up the large copper washer and the mating stud surfaces. You may find better results by simply rotating the washer 90 degrees and the studs 180. If you are able to rotate them, you'll have fresh contact surfaces.
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    Rita thinks a better idea would be for the Buicks to be gone before the next hail comes or there may be a different hell around here.
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    1936 Buick Generator with new regulator. This was for my 1936 Century. It cost me $410 to have it rebuilt. I have the receipt. They put new fields , new bearings, new regulator, other stuff.. My price is $250 plus shipping.. call 618-889-6855 NO Texting
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    Factory robe, 1931, with owners initials installed. There were about two dozen different styles of could choose from. This is the only instance of this style I have ever seen. Photo of the tag is also included.
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    Should we consider Rita an "enabler" of these antics? John
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    Took Irene out today for the bi-monthly Buick club meet down by the river. Drove very well as always. From here we ventured to an aircraft museum for a look through. The drive home was spectacular with a lightning and thunderstorm show and a few drops of rain. Got home just in time before the big downpour.
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    Start by knocking out the core plugs and cleaning out the block. Most of the crud collects in the block and pulling the head is not the way to clean the block. You need big holes to get inside, not the water passages between the block and head. There is really only one way to clean a block out and that is mechanically. There is no particular mechanical talent needed. Just pure dirty grunt work and a large dose of patience. Don't stop with the job half done. Dig out ALL the crud. Buick straight eights were famous for plugged water passages in the block. In the dealership I worked in in the 60's the mechanics pulled the rad and sent it to the rad shop to be boiled out and then they mechanically cleaned out the block. Some engines had five and up to ten pounds of crud in the water jackets. Go back to AACA GENERAL DISCUSSION and search "buick overheating". There are 242 postings about this problem. If you read them all you will see that owners did every possible thing to the rads, changed fan blades and in the end the only totally satisfactory way is through the core holes. If you doubt where your engine is plugged buy and infrared thermometer and check all the areas of you engine. The only reason the rad gets plugged is because little bits of the crud in the block circulate until the hit a passage that they cannot get through. A clean rad will only stay that way if the block is also clean.
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    Took a mulligan Mr. Earl. Another 70 degree day in Colorado, top down, lunch at A & W.
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    Still the best tool there is for fixing old cars.
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    Stolen from another thread here but this looks like a fine tool to have around..